Right wing provocateur — and recently pardoned ex-felon — Dinesh D’Souza is coming out with a new documentary feature in which compares Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln.
In a new trailer for the film “Death of America,” released on Friday, D’Souza likened the president’s Democratic opponents to Nazis and fascists and said that like Lincoln, Trump would be called upon to save the United States from collapse.
“Lincoln was elected to unite a country and stop slavery. Democrats smeared him, went to war against him, assassinated him. Now their target is Trump,” D’Souza says in voiceover before asking ominously, “Who are the real racists? Who are the real fascists?”
The roughly two-minute preview was generously inter-spliced with B-roll featuring historical re-enactments of parading Nazis — including Hitler — as well as depictions of a pre-Civil War plantation where a black slave is whipped by a white man.
“A nation dies when its people are not free,” said D’Souza after an actor playing Adolf Hitler commits suicide on screen. “Lincoln saved America for the first time. It’s not up to us to save America a second time.”
The movie is slated for release on August 3.
The trailer arrives just weeks after D’Souza received a full pardon from Trump over a 2014 felony conviction for campaign donation fraud. The prosecuting attorney was notable Trump foe Preet Bharara, whom the president last year fired from his post as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
“Dinesh D’Souza attempted to illegally contribute over $10,000 to a Senate campaign, willfully undermining the integrity of the campaign finance process,” Bharara said at the time. “Like many others before him, of all political stripes, he has had to answer for this crime — here with a felony conviction.”
“KARMA IS A BITCH DEPT: @PreetBharara wanted to destroy a fellow Indian American to advance his career.Then he got fired & I got pardoned,” D’Souza tweeted after the pardon. “Obama & his stooges tried to extinguish my American dream & destroy my faith in America.”
KARMA IS A BITCH DEPT: @PreetBharara wanted to destroy a fellow Indian American to advance his career. Then he got fired & I got pardoned
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 31, 2018